Nacogdoches Co. Commissioners approve 'no tax increase' budget

By Donna McCollum - email

NACOGDOCHES CO, TX (KTRE) – Nacogdoches County Commissioners have put their seal of approval on a newly adopted budget with no change in the tax rate.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Nacogdoches tax rate will remain at 43 cents per 100 dollar valuation.

County Judge Joe English said the budget will actually have less in property taxes than it did last year.  A portion of the difference will be made up in new property added to the tax roll.  The rest will be covered by belt tightening, according to English.

He also pointed out natural gas revenue dropped significantly, but he anticipates another gas boom as the Haynesville Shale activity picks up.  Natural gas production from the Haynesville occurs about two miles beneath northwestern Louisiana, southwestern Arkansas and eastern Texas.

The most productive areas have been Caddo, Bienville, Bossier, DeSoto, Red River and Webster parishes of Louisiana, plus adjacent areas in southwest Arkansas and East Texas, including Nacogdoches and San Augustine counties.

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